Flashcards in Book 12 Deck (13):
Name of Book
Hector storms the wall
Polydamas's advice to Hector
advice dismounting from chariots and attacking the wall by foot (a leader who continues fighting by chariot is killed, shows Polydamas should be respected)
Hector explains the Greek wall fell because
The Greeks had not made offerings to the gods when they built it, therefore it did not last for long
Homer explains he is unable to describe the whole story
"It would be difficult for me to tell the whole story, as if I had the abilities of a god"
The omen and Polydamas
An eagle carrying a snake that bites it and is thus free
Polydamas suggests not fighting the Greeks round their ships
Hector's response to Polydamas's advice
rejects the omen
"fight for your country-that is the best and only omen"
Hector threatens to kill him if he dissuades any of the troops from fighting
compared to a lion
speaks to Glaucus, if he wasn't sure of becoming "ageless and immortal" he would not fight in the front line, honorable.
pulls away some of the wall creating a breach for the hordes
takes place over the walls, very chaotic
First inside the wall
first inside the walls
picks up a rock (made light by Zeus) hurling it he breaks open the gates